Ratdog Live at Hampton Beach Casino on 1995-08-09
- Live concert
source: FM-SBD > CM? > CDR > WAV > SHNv3
at least 1 gen of cassette, definitely no MP3
DAE (EAC, high, secure, offset corrected) via Chris L.
- Hampton Beach, NH
- Taped by
- Transferred by
- Hampton Beach Casino
At one point Bobby says, "we're gonna stick to the game plan," i.e., "no, we're not just going to play a bunch of Jerry tunes". Such a move would have been too obvious and strained - it's a lesson the Dead carried show after show, to refrain from the obvious. But days like this weren't those for lessons in musical effectiveness, and as much as I find that "anonymous" review of the show on that .txt file condescending ("Bob Weir is a true brother"? Puh-leeze - the man needs not approval), the acknowledgment of this show as ***needing*** to be a wake is important and correct.
So Bob gives up the goods with "Papa's gone...", probably the most famous moment in the annals of Ratdog history. "Amazing Grace" unleashes Rob and is a fine, pointed tribute...and "Knockin'" is equally powerful, we know the story, you can hear and it and relive it any time you wish. A damn waste, indeed. So sad.
As far as whether this is a "good" Ratdog performance? Uh, sure. I guess. Does anyone really care?
Subject: To Tito&Smokey
Subject: dave matthews
Subject: Lucky Enough
From 95, Ratdog has come a long way, and we are all lucky enough!
Subject: my thoughts on bobby...
Subject: hey i need some help
its bothering mee
is there any one out there that can help me do that
it would be grately apeciated
Subject: Bobby Was Crying
Subject: How could you say Bobby wasn't upset by Jerry's death?!
But as far as the show goes. That was amazing. I'm so proud of Bobby for being so strong and for really being there for the fans when they really needed him.
Subject: Weir is average and can be boring
Subject: burning show
Subject: Error Playin
Subject: Burn this show to CD
just making another post of this to make it more visible. thank you whoever made this. I still sometimes cry when i hear bobby talk or sing, especially knockin'..emotion. :(
Subject: Help me if you can
Subject: A true Masterpiece / mp3s?
ok i couldnt add the mp3's or wav's to this so i created another page with the same show the link is http://www.archive.org/details/RatDog1995-08-09 all i did was change the format to wav and mp3, please comment and let me know everything works out ok
Subject: Weir on Nightline 8/9/95
Nice to have the music now for it's historical value too.
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Subject: This is a great show and a fitting tribute!
This is just a well played and beautiful show. (I remember 08-09-95 quite well, although I hadn't been a show-goer since the Fall of 1991.) If I still had been touring, I would have loved to be at this show and find a way to share the grief and celebration of Jerry's life.
I personally thought everything from the bass solo to the end of the show was extremely touching.
Subject: what is happening here
Makin' certain you don't notice really isn't so hard".
"Comes a time when the blind man..." Why spend unnessesary energy bickering here, "Ripple in still waters when there is no pebble tossed" is about desturbances of our souls. Lets find a better ground to act the words of Jerrys songs, "If you get confused listen to the music play". I ask you all now, "Are you Kind" and lets all join the "Heart of gold band". Be well my friends
J Haley email@example.com
Subject: can anyone help....
I know lossless is better too. Can someone email me explaining what i have to do to be able to burn and listen to lossless DL'd files. Im by no means a computer guru. (obviously)
Subject: ok this is coming from someone who has 208 GD ticket stubs (yes my own
Subject: Amazing. Best of Bob & the Rats.
Does anyone know where I could find the AUD? I want to hear the JERRY > NFA Chant that the crowd did after the show ended (over 10 minute long chant).
Here is an offical review from someone that was there:
"Last night wasn't a show...it was a wake, and the sermon was given by Robert Hall Weir. Throwing
Stones: Weir sang over and over: "Papa's gone, we are on our own!" I have never seen such GUTS by any
individual like a few thousand people witnessed by four men...especially Weir. At the end of an
unbelievable Knockin', Weir, in anger and in pain, tossed his guitar to
the ground and bolted stage
right! The last verse included, "Why is it such a damn waste/ I believe I'm knockin' on Heaven's door."
The Club Casino set up speakers outside in the parking lot for the ticketless...a grand gesture. Before
the set started, Weir said: "Well, if there's anything our friend taught is, it's that music can be used
to ease us through the sad times." Wasserman's
Amazing Grace solo was indescribable, with tears streaming
down his face at its bittersweet end. I have nothing but the deepest admiration for Bob Weir! He is a true
brother! By all rights, he could have easily been in the bay area, but he chose to play. He needed to get
it out of his system...a true musician paying homage to family! A true soul! At the end of Knockin', there
were numerous chants of "JERRY, JERRY" before it segued into the NFA chant... for over 15 minutes!!!! I
lost it at the end of Knockin'...I broke down... and then the NFA chant! For a Deadhead, there was no
place you'd rather be than at Hampton Beach. ---author unknown"
Subject: PAPA'S GONE, WE ARE ON OUR OWN !!!!!
NOW TO REVIEW THE MUSIC!!
THE THROWING STONES AND KNOCKIN ON HEAVENS DOOR WILL BRING A TEAR TO YOUR EYE, JUST ABSOLUTLY BEAUTIFUL. THE SOUND QUALITY GETS A LITTLE FUZY AT THE END WITH "AUD" SPLICES, BUT NOTHING THAT CANT BE DELT WITH. HEARING THE KNOCKING ON HEAVENS DOOR WITH A HARMONICA MAKES ME WONDER WHY THE BOYS NEVER USED ONE THAT OFTEN. GREAT SHOW, SADEST DAY IN MUSIC HISTORY FOR ME, MISS YOU JERRY, WE ALL MISS YOU, MUCH LOVE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Subject: dead today rat tomorrow
Subject: An emotional night...
Clearing up some information on the source....audience taping was not allowed for this show; although I'm not really sure why. As far as I know three people got their Sony D7s into the venue; myself with an AT shotgun mic, my friend Chris with CoreSound Binaurals, and another fellow who somehow managed to get a SBD patch.
The SBD source, which is the main source for this recording, missed the opening comments from Weir as well as the first few seconds of Bombs Away. I obtained a video tape of Bob's opening comments from the newscast that night, which was spliced in with the SBD recording.
The SBD also was plagued with distortion and clipping at some points, which is why many portions of this show were spliced with Chris' binaural audience recording.
So this recording is a hybrid of many sources and, while imperfect, is the most complete document that can be found of a night that I will remember for the rest of my life.
Subject: take it easy brothers
Subject: It is what it is
Subject: Easy On the Bobby
Subject: Since when did Archive become A (crackhead opinon site)
To other reviewers did not get the chance to get show yet will review again soon.
Subject: hey youngdead
Subject: a GOOD show for a BAD night!
doesn't matter.Bobby lost a brother that night and had every right to cancel.He would'nt have changed the words of 'Throwing Stones'to'papa's gone,we are on our own' if he wasn't upset about losing a lifelong friend and partner.Bobby grew up under Jerry's wing for christ's sake!To say he was glad he died is incredibly disrespectful and Bobby and the rest of the Boys deserve better then people like this who call themselves deadheads.The reason Bobby is singing Jerry's repertoire is because he said he was not ready to stop playing those songs anymore and I'm sure glad he feels that way cause I don't want to give up those songs either.Also Bobby is at a point in his life were money is not a big concern.His concern is to keep playing for the rest of his life like a lot of the old jazz musicians who play til they are 80 years old and play til the day they die.Ratdog put on a good show that night under a lot of stress and the ratdog of today is smoking.I'm going to a bunch of shows next month and I'm sure as hell glad I can still go catch a ripping Shakedown,a spacy birdsong and we'll just keep truckin awe awe awe awe awe on!!!!
Subject: oh boy
So happy to graced by guidance of people who seem to know it all.
How's about reviewing the show and saving your kook comments for a newsgroup?
This is a nice recording and the show is well-played, considering the circumstances.
Subject: Tito & Smokey is a fucking asshole
Subject: Missed this one
I went to sleep on the 8th wishing I was at the lil Bob tour [as i did from fall'89>now].
The next day well.
The music never ever ever stops,the only thing you need is to learn an instrument and it will take over.
This is a well put together set by Bob with all the right songs placed,spaced,and performed.
Bob played Heavens Door for the next 14 or so shows for the encore.
This venue has seen Ratdog shows since this night and there is something in that building!
Ratdog is Real.
Thanks for the last 3,452 days of knowing their are shows to go to and new music being created/shared!!!!!
Archive wish list-9.16.89 WEIR/WASSERMAN SBD!!!!
Subject: beautiful tribute to the father of music
Subject: A suitable tribute
Subject: great show but...
on content, the show is great--emotional, intense, etc.
I'm from Massachusetts and my close friend was at this show. He said there was a literal eulogy performed before the show (during the day). Grateful Dead fans came from everywhere to be with Bob this night.
The thing is with the members of the Dead is that they used music to heal, not to mourn. If you do not understand this than your not privy to the Dead's musical philosophy.
The every Little light-Knockin' on heavens door is purely dedicated to Jerry Garcia and his legacy. Just hear the crowd at the end...cry if you want to.
Stones and Light are AUD
Subject: good bye Jerry
How can anyone be serious with a name like phukit?
Subject: to whom it has concerned...
Subject: Phukit, how could you possiblably give this 1 star?
Subject: Great Show
Subject: A Fine Tribute to Jerry
Subject: tribute to Jerry?
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